Political corruption

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., tears her copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 05, 2020 - 7:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — And then she tore up the speech. No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped the paper it was printed on in two. Right there, on camera, behind Trump's back. As he stepped down, she ripped again. Then a third...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and Vice President Mike Pence watch. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
February 05, 2020 - 6:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before a Congress and a nation sharply divided by impeachment, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch, just three years after he took office decrying a land of “American carnage” under his predecessor...
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President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 05, 2020 - 5:29 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. EXTOLLING A ‘GREAT AMERICAN COMEBACK’ President Trump stands before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment and uses his State of the Union address to make a campaign-style case...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, walks from the Senate Floor on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 04, 2020 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday's virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges, with just two or three undecided members even considering breaking with their party. The chamber's top Republican,...
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FILE - This Oct. 2002 file photo shows former President of Kenya Daniel arap Moi. Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and presided over years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
February 04, 2020 - 7:40 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and presided over years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, has died. He was 95. Moi's death was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a statement Tuesday. Moi...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, former South African President Jacob Zuma appears in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The South African Broadcasting Corporation reports that an arrest warrant was issued for former president Jacob Zuma by a judge in South Africa Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, for failing to appear at court in a corruption case. (Michele Spatari/Pool via AP, File)
February 04, 2020 - 6:31 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A judge in South Africa issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for former president Jacob Zuma for failing to appear in court on a corruption case that he has sought to avoid for months — now by asserting that he is ill. The National Prosecuting Authority requested the warrant, the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center Oceanfront in Wildwood, N.J. Trump will be facing his accusers Tuesday night during his State of the Union speech. The impeached president is speaking on the eve of what's anticipated to be his Senate acquittal on Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
February 04, 2020 - 12:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who's clapping now? On the brink of his Senate acquittal, President Donald Trump will be unleashing “relentless optimism” during his third State of the Union address, a speech designed to pivot from his impeachment to his drive for reelection. Trump is speaking from a position of...
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, left, and Paulo Skaf, president of the Sao Paulo's Industries Federation, FIESP, arrive for a meeting with Brazilian businessmen in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 03, 2020 - 6:12 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government criticized Oscar-nominated filmmaker Petra Costa on Monday after she once more labeled far-right President Jair Bolsonaro a risk to the country's democracy. Costa's documentary about the 2016 impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff, “The Edge of Democracy...
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In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during closing arguments in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing arguments Monday in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial were directed more toward history than to sway the outcome, one final chance to influence public opinion and set the record ahead of his expected acquittal in the Republican-led Senate. The House Democratic...
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Police forensic officers work at the scene following a terror stabbing attack in the Streatham area of south London Monday Feb. 3, 2020. Police in London say the man identified as 20-year-old Sudesh Amman was wearing a fake bomb and stabbed two people Sunday before being shot to death by police was recently released from prison, where he was serving for terrorism offenses.(Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
February 03, 2020 - 12:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it will introduce emergency legislation to stop people convicted of terror crimes being released after serving half their sentences, following two attacks in London by recently freed offenders. The announcement came the day after an Islamic extremist...
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